SharePoint Workflow Configuration Common Issues

  • Unable to connect to the remote service

PS C:\Users\mossadm> Register-SPWorkflowService  -SPSite “” -W
orkflowHostUri -AllowOAuthHttp
Register-SPWorkflowService : Unable to connect to the remote service at See InnerException for more details. Client
ActivityId : e592f590-80d3-4f43-9118-39e526e3c5ff.
At line:1 char:1
+ Register-SPWorkflowService  -SPSite “” -WorkflowHostUri
http:/ …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…WorkflowService:
RegisterSPWorkflowService) [Register-SPWorkflowService], WorkflowEndpointN
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.PowerShell

In here ; SharePoint is telling you that it cannot find the Workflow Manager service endpoint at this address
– Check for the Firewall and possible networking issues.
– Make a browser test that you can browse the workflow host uri
-Check the WFM IIS for the bindings of the Workflow Manager Site
-Check that the workflow manager  IIS to make sure that the Workflow Manager Front End is running on correct port !.

  • When you try to publish a workflow you may face following issues.

Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppRegistration.GetProxy(SPServiceContext serviceContext)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppRegistration.AddOrUpdateAppNoPermissionCheck(SPAppPrincipalInfo appInfo)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAppPrincipalManager.RegisterWithInternalDirectory(SPAppPrincipalIdentityProvider identityProvider, String nameIdentifier, String displayName, List`1 appEndpointAuthorities, List`1 redirectAddr

You can face this  because App Management Service application is not provisioned or the App Management Service is not running or the App Management Service Proxy is not added to the default proxy group.
-Check the app management service from CA -> Application Management -> Manage Service Application . If it is not provisioned , provision it.

Then if you face this ;
Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEndpointAddressNotFoundException: There are no addresses available for this application.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoundRobinServiceLoadBalancer.BeginOperation()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServiceApplicationProxyBase`1.ExecuteOnChannel(Boolean requireDelegation, Action`1 codeBlock)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppManagement.AppManagementServiceApplicationProxy.GetScaleOutDatabaseMap()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPScaleOutDatabaseMap.GetMapCacheEntries

-Dont forget to start App Management Service from CA-> Services on Server -> App Management Service
Make an IISReset

  • When you try to run a SP 2013 workflow, you get a ‘suspended’ error message, and the error states;
    RequestorId: <Guid>. Details: RequestorId: <Guid>. Details: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance. Exception details: System.ApplicationException: HTTP 401 {“error_description”:”The server was unable to process the request due to an internal error.

The reason may the security service application is unable to identify the user id from the user claim

-Open IIS Manager, navigatred to Application Pools > Click on the app pool named “Security Token Serice Application Pool”
-Click Advanced settings
-Modified the value for the property named “Load User Profile” from FALSE to TRUE
-Perform an IISRESET /noforce


Configuration Wizard fails with a url may only map to one zone at a time

When you run configuration wizard if it has failing with following error;

Exception: System.ArgumentException: The IncomingUrl is already present in the collection in a different zone.  A url may only map to one zone at a time.  Use a different url for requests from this zone.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAlternateUrlCollection.Add(SPAlternateUrl alternateUrl, Boolean fUpdate, Boolean throwIfExists)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAdministrationWebApplication.Provision()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebServiceInstance.Provision()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.CentralAdministrationSiteTask.ProvisionAdminVs()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.CentralAdministrationSiteTask.Run()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

1) Check for all alternate Access mappings for any doublicate value present in AAM.

2)Check IIS Bindings for web applications and extended sites have any doublicate url issues.

3) If the problem happening on Central Administration site. Go to AAM settings and temporary clear other zone urls and run configuration wizard again.



Sharepoint 2010 Backup Folder Configuration

If you are getting an error when backup operation  like  :

Cannot open backup device ‘E:\yedekk\spbr000000000BE.bak’. Operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Ensure that the following are given the Full Control file share and NTFS permissions for the backup shared folder:

  • The account used by the SQL Server service account.
  • The Windows SharePoint Services Timer V4 (SPTimerV4) account.
  • The logged on account, if you are using Windows PowerShell to perform the backup or restore.
  • If the backup folder is a network share, ensure that all accounts that are listed above have access to both the share and the folder itself.
  • If you are performing a backup or restore operation between two SharePoint farms, services on both farms must have the permissions described above.

Step by Step Configuration

1) Creating a backup folder where we want to store sharepoint backup files on specified computer in your domain. After that you have to share this path and create a network path .

2) If you create the shared folder on a computer other than the one running SQL Server, ensure that the service account for SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) is using a domain user account and that it has Full Control permissions on the shared folder.Give Full Control for  SQL Server Service Account .You can find SQL Server Service Account that first connect your SQL Server -> Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2008 -> Configuration Tools -> SQL server configuration Manager.

3)  Give Full Control to Sharepoint Timer Service Account. for do that connect your Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010 installed machine and run-> services.msc

4) Give Full Control to The SharePoint Central Administration application pool identity account

5) Lets configure our sharepoint from Central Administration. Connect your CA and -> Backup and Restore ->
Configure Backup Settings and type your network path to “Backup File Location” section .

6) Click Ok than perform a backup .

Some Resources:
Prepare to back up and recover

Configuration of Sharepoint 2010 Diagnostic Log Compression (DLC) v1.0

Server Selection

You can select by checking  required servers from checklist for operations.DLC creates one timer job per selected server.

Move Folder

Define a network path or local path for move/copy your log files.You have three options

  • No Action : Log files can not copy/or move to another path but if compression is active the file which has “log” extention has to be compressed in default sharepoint log folder.
  • Copy Action: If this option is selected than the Compressed Log files or Log files are copied to defined path.
  • Move Action : if this option is selected than the compressed log files or log files moved to the defined path.

IMPORTANT :  Don’t forget to check your folder permissions that Sharepoint timer service account on each server has read/write rights to this folder for prevent an unnecessary access denied error.

Log Options

Compress Log Files: If this check is selected every file in default sharepoint log path will be compressed. And the orginal log file will be deleted. If move action is set to copy or move option this compressed file be copied or be moved defined path.

IMPORTANT: By default original log files will be deleted in compression mode.

Don’t Delete Orginal Log Files : If this check is selected even if compression option is selected original log files will not be deleted. Compressed file will be created in same folder. Even if move action is set copy or move option orginal log files can not be copied or moved to defined path.

Timer Job Schedule: when dlc configuration is completed it creates a timer job for each selected server. ( If timer job already exists it updates)  You  can configure for a schedule these timer jobs according to your envoriment.
there are tree option for timer job avaible Daily,WeeklyMonthly.

Quick FAQ : What happen if i set compression mode to false than set move option and  “Don’t Delete Orginal Log Files” option true ? Answer is simple : instead of moving it just copies orginal log files not delete them.

Quick FAQ: Could i set different schedules to specific servers ? Answer: no.


Change your ip and dns using netsh easily

Sometimes i am connecting different networks at home,school,work or a cafe and every connections are different and needed different  ip configuration some of static other dinamic . if you don’t like in this situation netsh can help you.

you can save save netsh consol command into a batch file and just run it when you needed to change your configuration.

for change ip

netsh interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” staticipaddr subnetmask gateway metric

netsh interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” static 1
netsh interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” dhcp

Change dns example:
netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” static

Change dns as using dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” dhcp

That’s it…